Fireworks to light up downtown this weekend

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An annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks display will take place this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Fireworks, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, will light up the sky on Saturday, July 2, at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW.

The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. and feature live entertainment from DJ Rob Sparks and a performance by Stone Soul Rhythm Band. Local food vendors, family activities and vendor exhibits also will be part of the festivities.

The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:30 p.m.

“The city of Grand Rapids is proud to once again support the annual fireworks event downtown,” City Manager Mark Washington said. “Community events such as this add to our city’s vibrancy. We are excited to be a part of this great community celebration that is free, accessible and fun for all.”

More information is here.

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